June 1, 2009 - Darren E. Mason is visiting scholar at the Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE)

Darren Mason is currently visiting the Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf, Germany and will remain its guest until June 30, 2009. During his visit Professor Mason will be working with colleagues from the Microstructure Physics and Metal Forming division of MPIE and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from Michigan State University on fundamental problems that arise in modeling microcrack/damage nucleation in textured metals. The research program is a fusion of experimental, numerical modeling, and mathematical modeling of material behavior across multiple length scales. This international and interdisciplinary project is funded by a three-year joint grant from the National Science Foundation and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation).